Jane Marie Yurek
Funeral services for Jane Marie Yurek, age 69 of Silver Lake, were Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Church of the Holy Family, Silver Lake, Minn. Jane died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at Hutchinson Community Hospital.
Jane was born Jan. 31, 1930 in Darwin, Minn. to Warren and Sophie Lhotka Sopkowiak. She graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1948.
On Oct. 19, 1948, Jane married Edward Yurek. As a housewife and mother, Jane especially enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, and spending time with her family.
She was a member of the Council of Catholic Women and the Rosary Society.
Jane is survived by her husband Edward, children: Judy Rohling and Bernie; Luanne Reiner and husband, Jarvis; Milan and wife, Deb; Laura Jones and husband, George, Jr.; Loren and wife, Patty; Phyllis Pieschke and husband, Jeff; as well as 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She is further survived by a brother, Roger Sopkowiak and wife, Mary; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Leonard and Elenor Kucera; brother-in-law, Florian Yurek; and many nieces and nephews.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Sophie Sopkowiak; parents-in-law, Louie and Jenny (Pawlak) Yurek; a son in infancy; a brother Ron Sopkowiak; and sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Sopkowiak and Teresa Yurek.
The Rev. Robert Mraz was the celebrant at the 10:30 a.m. funeral service. The organist was Val Shamla with music by the Holy Family Church Choir. Special musical selections were by Chuck and Jason Thiel. The reader was Ed Kulinski. Interment was in St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Silver Lake.
Casket bearers were Tom Sopkowiak, Tony Sopkowiak, Gerald Kucera, Mike Sopkowiak, Kenny Kucera, Brent Kucera, and Michael Yurek.
Arrangements were by Maresh Funeral Home, Silver Lake.
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